Ethiopia's PM Abiy Ahmed goes to direct the war from front lines
- Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen Hassen will take charge of routine government business in the absence of the Prime Minister.
- Two Olympic athletes Haile Gebrselassie and Feyisa Lelisa have also announced they are enlisting in the military.
- Last month, Tigrayan forces and their allies threatened to march on the capital Addis Ababa.
- Ethiopia expelled four of six Irish diplomats from the country because of Ireland's stance on the conflict.